Tricia Jones - Beachbody Coach and NASM CPT

Monday, June 3, 2013

Baby Steps to Clean Eating

It amazes me how more expensive healthy food is compared to over-processed/GMO packed foods are. 

Recently, I have been researching healthier pancake options. We have pancakes on the weekends and sometimes during the week. I LOVE Bisquick brand pancakes. Especially the Supreme Pancake recipe on the back of the box; I could eat spoonfuls of the batter.  While once and awhile this would be a nice treat, I realize that it is not the healthiest option I could be providing my family and am seeking a change.

So at Shoprite (local grocer), Bisquick is is $3.99 for a 40oz box.  I use Fooducate App to quickly research how healthy a product is.  Bisquick is rated a C- so I looked into one of their recommended alternatives (an awesome feature of Fooducate) and many of them were double the price and for a smaller amount. Crazy! 

I am stubborn. I am not paying that. So I have begun to look into recipes I can easily make at home (which I sort of knew I would end up doing) that would be whole wheat and packed with more nutrition. 

Baby steps are key
When I saw the picture above,  it reminded me how my progress in eating clean has been comprised of baby steps. I am constantly reassessing what "healthy" is and incorporating new things. I have been at this over a year and I am still making changes to what I and my family eat (notice I did not use the word "diet"). I am always  researching, trying new recipes and discovering healthier alternatives to products I thought were already healthy. 

Incorporating small changes each week has given me and my family great success.
I believe that "Abs are made in the kitchen", "clean eating is 80% what you eat and 20% exercise" and I believe "you crave what you eat".  I roll my eyes at junk food. :)

...I will share that healthy pancake recipe soon.

"Happy Day!"

xo, Trish

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